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One of the things that bugged me about the movie "Avatar" (I know, I know) was the idea that 150 years in the future, someone who had suffered a spinal injury would be rolling around in a wheelchair, and getting him new legs would be so expensive that only some people would be able to afford it. Show More Summary

Rocket Mobility targets disabled outdoors lovers with all-terrain wheelchairs

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Whoever said that losing your mobility also meant giving up your independence? We've already seen that the adventurous wheelchair user or walking-impaired person can head off road with a six-wheeled electric all-terrain vehicle or a caterpillar-tracked micro EV drive train. Show More Summary

Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing her black hair. Brushing her false teeth. Putting on her makeup.

Officials slam car services for snubbing wheelchair riders

The TLC is hitting 422 bases with $1,000 fines for not complying with a mandate they provide trips to wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Watch How This Amazing New Car Will Let Wheelchair-Bound People Drive Around Town

A former Texas lawyer, Stacy Zoern, has invented a low-speed vehicle that will allow wheelchair users to get round town and have more independence. According to The New York Times, Zoern has lived her entire life in a wheelchair and after an accident in her wheelchair-accessible-van she decided to research better transportation options. After she […]

Man City’s Yaya Toure left a wheelchair bound girl needing medical help after a wayward shot hit her

Yaya Toure has hit another girl in the crowd with a stray shot, after the episode at QPR a few weeks ago. Girl receiving medical treatment. — David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) December 13, 2014 Manchester City stayed in the title race on Saturday with a 1-0 win at Leicester, however the match was not so pleasant […]

Route 7, Public Transportation, and the Impacts of Poverty

CM Pushing his own wheelchair. The first thing we must understand is that poverty does not naturally exist in this society. Poverty is imposed and the scarcity of basic services and needs are artificial. Like an actor on a stage or in a movie, a poor person is a cultural creation. Show More Summary

One Simple Idea That Could Have A Powerfully Wonderful Impact to People in Wheelchairs

While many cities do a decent job of making their public spaces accessible to people in wheelchairs, there’s much, much more that could be done to make their lives more livable. But until that day comes, we’ll have to rely on genius inventions — like the FreeWheel. Show More Summary

For This Tortoise's Leg Problem, LEGO was the Answer

last weekOdd : Neatorama

A veterinarian from Enger, Germany took parts from his son's LEGO set to give this tortoise by the name of Blade his mobility back. Dr. Carsten Plischke pieced together a temporary “wheelchair” for Blade, who lost strength in his legs from a growth disorder. Show More Summary

Top Video of the Day – December 09, 2014

This idea needs more attention.. Imagine what it could do for people in Wheelchairs. Famous chef and mentor of Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, shows the standard method of finely chopping an onion and his own, far superior method. Oddly satisfying to watch. Liam Neeson is a funny guy… This is genuinely one of my […]

This lucky tortoise can walk again thanks to a custom-built LEGO wheelchair

Image by Action Press/REX When humans encounter mobility problems, we have a host of options that range from walkers to prosthetics, but for our four-legged friends things aren't quite so easy. Such was the case for Blade, a German tortoise with a growth

Lil' Tortoise Gets A LEGO Wheelchair While His Legs Heal

last weekOdd : Geekologie

Note: It might not look like a chair, but that's because you're not a turtle. Meet Blade. Blade is a little tortoise with a growth condition that weakened his legs and made it difficult to move. So Blade's caretaker took him to vet Carsten...Show More Summary

My Wheelchair Doesn't Define Me

It casts a shadow that's bigger than my body. It has left scars that run deeper than my flesh and bone. It haunts me--but I know I wouldn't have the life that I have without it. My wheelchair is--by its simplest definition--an object. Show More Summary

Michael Schumacher News Update: Former F1 Racer is Wheelchair Bound and Unable to Speak

Michael Schumacher is in a wheelchair, paralyzed and unable to speak, according to former racing star Philippe Streiff.

Creative Veterinarian Fashions a Lego ‘Wheelchair’ for Disabled Pet Tortoise With Weakened Legs

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Dr. Carsten Plischke, a veterinarian in Enger, Germany used leftover pieces of his son’s Lego set to fashion a temporary “wheelchair” a pet tortoise named whose legs were weakened due to a growth disorder. The “wheelchair” was then placed onto Blade’s belly to allow him to scoot around while giving the support he needs as […]

Caught On Tape: Texas School Staffers Hit, Break Leg Of Special Needs Student

Two Aldine ISD staff members were in court on Thursday, December 4, to answer to abuse charges that were filed against them regarding an incident that left a mentally-challenged 15 year-old student in a wheelchair with a broken leg and toe, and afraid to return to his classes. Show More Summary

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking Would Like to Play the Villain in a ‘James Bond’ Movie

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In an interview in the January issue of Wired magazine, physicist Stephen Hawking said he would like to play the villain in a James Bond movie, saying his wheelchair and computerized voice would “fit the part.” The full interview will be released in the magazine on Thursday, December 4th, 2014. In addition to Hawking’s aspirations to challenge […]

My Wheelchair Doesn’t Define Me

Erin Kelly on her wheelchair, its stigmas and how they’ve helped her find dignity as an individual. The post My Wheelchair Doesn’t Define Me appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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